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limited

  • noun public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    express.
    • he caught the express to New York
  • verb place limits on (extent or access)
    throttle; bound; restrict; trammel; restrain; limit; confine.
    • restrict the use of this parking lot
    • limit the time you can spend with your friends

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relinquishing

  • noun a verbal act of renouncing a claim or right or position etc.
    relinquishment.
  • noun the act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc.
    relinquishment.

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pardon

  • noun the act of excusing a mistake or offense
    forgiveness.
  • noun a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
    amnesty.

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conditioned_emotion

  • noun an emotional response that has been acquired by conditioning
    CER; conditioned emotional response.

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dissolution

  • noun separation into component parts
    disintegration.
  • noun the process of going into solution
    dissolving.
    • the dissolving of salt in water

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vermin

  • noun an irritating or obnoxious person
    varmint.
  • noun any of various small animals or insects that are pests; e.g. cockroaches or rats
    • cereals must be protected from mice and other vermin
    • he examined the child's head for vermin
    • boys in the village have probably been shooting vermin

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beachhead

  • noun a bridgehead on the enemy's shoreline seized by an amphibious operation
    • the Germans were desperately trying to contain the Anzio beachhead
  • noun an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments
    foothold.
    • the town became a beachhead in the campaign to ban smoking outdoors
    • they are presently attempting to gain a foothold in the Russian market

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foul

  • noun an act that violates the rules of a sport
  • verb hit a foul ball

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four

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; IV; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.
  • noun a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
    four-spot.

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team_spirit

  • noun the spirit of a group that makes the members want the group to succeed
    esprit de corps; morale.

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protest

  • noun a formal and solemn declaration of objection
    protestation.
    • they finished the game under protest to the league president
    • the senator rose to register his protest
    • the many protestations did not stay the execution
  • noun the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
    objection; dissent.

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jihad

  • noun a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
    international jihad; jehad.
  • noun a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
    jehad.

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limiter

  • noun (electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude; used to limit the instantaneous amplitude of a waveform (to clip off the peaks of a waveform)
    clipper.
    • a limiter introduces amplitude distortion

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integrity

  • noun an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    unity; wholeness.
    • the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development
    • he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia
  • noun moral soundness
    • he expects to find in us the common honesty and integrity of men of business
    • they admired his scrupulous professional integrity

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aggression

  • noun a disposition to behave aggressively
  • noun a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
    aggressiveness.

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shedder

  • noun an attacker who sheds or spills blood
    spiller.
    • a great hunter and spiller of blood

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profanation

  • noun blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character
    blasphemy; desecration; sacrilege.
    • desecration of the Holy Sabbath
  • noun degradation of something worthy of respect; cheapening

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swag

  • noun valuable goods
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    booty; prize; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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disoblige

  • verb to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
    bother; inconvenience; incommode; discommode; trouble; put out.
    • Sorry to trouble you, but...
  • verb ignore someone's wishes

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violate

  • verb fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
    go against; break.
    • This sentence violates the rules of syntax
  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; break; offend; breach; transgress.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise

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disability

  • noun the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
    handicap; impairment; disablement.
    • reading disability
    • hearing impairment

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bludgeon

  • noun a club used as a weapon
  • verb overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club
    • The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas

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tickle

  • noun a cutaneous sensation often resulting from light stroking
  • noun the act of tickling
    titillation; tickling.

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opener

  • noun the first event in a series
    • she played Chopin for her opener
    • the season's opener was a game against the Yankees
  • noun a person who unfastens or unwraps or opens
    undoer; untier; unfastener.
    • children are talented undoers of their shoelaces

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aggravated_assault

  • noun a reckless attack with intent to injure seriously (as with a deadly weapon)

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under

  • adjective satellite located below or beneath something else
    nether.
    • nether garments
    • the under parts of a machine
  • adjective satellite lower in rank, power, or authority
    • an under secretary

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sputter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
    splutter.

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close_shave

  • noun something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
    squeak; narrow escape; close call; squeaker.

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wildcat

  • noun an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field
    wildcat well.
  • noun a cruelly rapacious person
    beast; savage; wolf; brute.

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sway

  • noun controlling influence
  • noun pitching dangerously to one side
    tilt; careen; rock.

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saver

  • noun someone who saves something from danger or violence
    recoverer; rescuer.
  • noun someone who saves (especially money)

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informality

  • noun a manner that does not take forms and ceremonies seriously
  • noun freedom from constraint or embarrassment
    ease.
    • I am never at ease with strangers

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lure

  • noun qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
    come-on; enticement.
  • noun anything that serves as an enticement
    come-on; bait; sweetener; hook.

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blistering

  • noun the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin
    vesiculation; vesication.
  • verb get blistered
    blister; vesicate.
    • Her feet blistered during the long hike

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bellyache

  • noun an ache localized in the stomach or abdominal region
    stomach ache; stomachache; gastralgia.
  • verb complain
    squawk; grouse; beef; gripe; holler; bitch; crab.
    • What was he hollering about?

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risk

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    peril; danger.
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

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appal

  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; shock; appall; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appall.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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void

  • noun the state of nonexistence
    nothingness; nullity; nihility.
  • noun an empty area or space
    vacancy; emptiness; vacuum.
    • the huge desert voids
    • the emptiness of outer space
    • without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum

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lurk

  • verb lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
    skulk.
  • verb be about
    loaf; footle; mess about; lallygag; linger; lollygag; tarry; mill about; hang around; lounge; loiter; mill around.
    • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
    • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

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intriguing

  • adjective satellite disturbingly provocative
    challenging.
    • an intriguing smile
  • verb cause to be interested or curious
    intrigue; fascinate.

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close_call

  • noun something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
    squeak; close shave; narrow escape; squeaker.

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war_of_nerves

  • noun the use of psychological tactics to destroy the opponents' morale
    psychological warfare.

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affect

  • noun the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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swivet

  • noun a panic or extreme discomposure
    • it threw her into a swivet

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cut_down

  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; reduce; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
    slash.

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encounter

  • noun a minor short-term fight
    skirmish; brush; clash.
  • noun a casual or unexpected convergence
    meeting.
    • he still remembers their meeting in Paris
    • there was a brief encounter in the hallway

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rancour

  • noun a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
    gall; rancor; bitterness; resentment.

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prize

  • noun something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
    award.
    • the prize was a free trip to Europe
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    swag; booty; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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unrest

  • noun a state of agitation or turbulent change or development
    ferment; tempestuousness; fermentation; agitation.
    • the political ferment produced new leadership
    • social unrest
  • noun a feeling of restless agitation

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induction

  • noun a formal entry into an organization or position or office
    initiation; installation.
    • his initiation into the club
    • he was ordered to report for induction into the army
    • he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame
  • noun an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current
    inductance.

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loneliness

  • noun the state of being alone in solitary isolation
    solitariness.
  • noun sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
    forlornness; desolation.

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tourer

  • noun someone who travels for pleasure
    holidaymaker; tourist.
  • noun large open car seating four with folding top
    touring car; phaeton.

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accentuation

  • noun the use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance
  • noun the act of giving special importance or significance to something
    emphasizing; accenting.

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burke

  • verb murder without leaving a trace on the body
  • noun British statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in British Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797)
    Edmund Burke.

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harrier

  • noun a persistent attacker
    harasser.
    • the harassers were not members of the regular army
  • noun a hound that resembles a foxhound but is smaller; used to hunt rabbits

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bill

  • noun a statute in draft before it becomes law
    measure.
    • they held a public hearing on the bill
  • noun an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
    account; invoice.
    • he paid his bill and left
    • send me an account of what I owe

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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maneuver

  • noun a military training exercise
    simulated military operation; manoeuvre.
  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    manoeuvre; tactics; tactic.

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blasphemy

  • noun blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)
  • noun blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character
    profanation; desecration; sacrilege.
    • desecration of the Holy Sabbath

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baiting

  • noun harassment especially of a tethered animal
  • verb harass with persistent criticism or carping
    rag; razz; bait; tantalize; twit; taunt; ride; tease; cod; rally; tantalise.
    • The children teased the new teacher
    • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
    • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

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contretemps

  • noun an awkward clash
    • he tried to smooth over his contretemps with the policeman

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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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pulse

  • noun (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
    pulsing; pulsation; impulse.
    • the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    beat; heartbeat; pulsation.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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terrorist_act

  • noun the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
    terrorism; act of terrorism.

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nail

  • noun horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  • noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

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street

  • noun a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
    • they walked the streets of the small town
    • he lives on Nassau Street
  • noun the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
    • be careful crossing the street

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ramp

  • noun an inclined surface connecting two levels
    incline.
  • noun North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowers
    Allium tricoccum; wild leek.

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carrying_into_action

  • noun the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it
    performance; execution; carrying out.
    • they criticised his performance as mayor
    • experience generally improves performance

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ransack

  • verb steal goods; take as spoils
    pillage; strip; despoil; plunder; foray; rifle; loot; reave.
    • During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners
  • verb search thoroughly
    comb.
    • They combed the area for the missing child

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even

  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    eventide; evening; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • verb make level or straight
    even out; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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settlement

  • noun a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government
    colony.
    • the American colony in Paris
  • noun a community of people smaller than a town
    small town; village.

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filtration

  • noun the process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium
  • noun the act of changing a fluid by passing it through a filter

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ugly

  • adjective displeasing to the senses
    • an ugly face
    • ugly furniture
  • adjective satellite inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
    surly.
    • a surly waiter
    • an ugly frame of mind

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poison

  • noun any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
    toxicant; poisonous substance.
  • noun anything that harms or destroys
    • the poison of fascism

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haze

  • noun atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibility
  • noun confusion characterized by lack of clarity
    fog; daze.

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mischievous

  • adjective satellite naughtily or annoyingly playful
    pixilated; impish; puckish; prankish; implike; arch; wicked.
    • teasing and worrying with impish laughter
    • a wicked prank
  • adjective satellite deliberately causing harm or damage
    • mischievous rumors and falsehoods

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crabby_person

  • noun a quarrelsome grouch
    crab.

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blur

  • noun a hazy or indistinct representation
    fuzz.
    • it happened so fast it was just a blur
    • he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz
  • verb become glassy; lose clear vision
    glaze over; film over.
    • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep

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guided_missile_destroyer

  • noun a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship
    destroyer.

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radar_fire

  • noun gunfire aimed a target that is being tracked by radar

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amphibious_landing

  • noun a military action of coordinated land, sea, and air forces organized for an invasion
    • MacArthur staged a massive amphibious landing behind enemy lines

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eye_opener

  • noun an alcoholic drink intended to wake one up early in the morning
  • noun something surprising and revealing

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artillery_fire

  • noun fire delivered by artillery
    cannon fire.

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direct_fire

  • noun fire delivered on a target that is visible to the person aiming it

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herd

  • noun a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans
  • noun a group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra

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ill_will

  • noun the feeling of a hostile person
    enmity; hostility.
    • he could no longer contain his hostility
  • noun a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition
    hostility.
    • he could not conceal his hostility

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active

  • noun chemical agent capable of activity
    active agent.
  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
    active voice.
    • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

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path

  • noun a course of conduct
    way of life; way.
    • the path of virtue
    • we went our separate ways
    • our paths in life led us apart
    • genius usually follows a revolutionary path
  • noun a way especially designed for a particular use

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noncompliant

  • noun a person who refuses to comply
    balker; baulker.
  • adjective boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
    defiant.
    • brought up to be aggressive and defiant
    • a defiant attitude

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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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high-angle_fire

  • noun fire from a cannon that is fired at an elevation greater than that for the maximum range

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proxy_war

  • noun a war instigated by a major power that does not itself participate

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study

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    survey.
  • noun applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
    work.
    • mastering a second language requires a lot of work
    • no schools offer graduate study in interior design

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ridicule

  • noun language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
  • noun the act of deriding or treating with contempt
    derision.

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controversy

  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; tilt; argument; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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credit

  • noun approval
    recognition.
    • give her recognition for trying
    • he was given credit for his work
    • give her credit for trying
  • noun money available for a client to borrow

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harass

  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    beset; chivy; chevy; chevvy; hassle; chivvy; harry; plague; molest; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers
  • verb exhaust by attacking repeatedly
    • harass the enemy

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abolition

  • noun the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery)
    abolishment.
    • the abolition of capital punishment

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military

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • adjective of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    • military law

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mistake

  • noun a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
    fault; error.
    • he made a bad mistake
    • she was quick to point out my errors
    • I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults
  • noun an understanding of something that is not correct
    misunderstanding; misapprehension.
    • he wasn't going to admit his mistake
    • make no mistake about his intentions
    • there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister

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changer

  • noun a person who changes something
    modifier.
    • an inveterate changer of the menu
  • noun an automatic mechanical device on a record player that causes new records to be played without manual intervention
    auto-changer; record changer.

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inhospitableness

  • noun the environmental condition in a region that lacks a favorable climate or terrain for life or growth
  • noun having an unfriendly and inhospitable disposition

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divide

  • noun a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
  • noun a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
    water parting; watershed.

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campaign

  • noun a race between candidates for elective office
    run; political campaign.
    • I managed his campaign for governor
    • he is raising money for a Senate run
  • noun a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    cause; drive; crusade; effort; movement.
    • he supported populist campaigns
    • they worked in the cause of world peace
    • the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
    • the movement to end slavery
    • contributed to the war effort

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straw

  • noun plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
  • noun material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
    stubble; chaff; husk; stalk; shuck.

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encirclement

  • noun a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
    blockade.

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bayonet

  • noun a knife that can be fixed to the end of a rifle and used as a weapon
  • verb stab or kill someone with a bayonet

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scoffer

  • noun someone who eats food rapidly and greedily
    gorger.
  • noun someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derision
    jeerer; flouter; mocker.

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psychological

  • adjective satellite mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature
    • give psychological support
    • psychological warfare
  • adjective of or relating to or determined by psychology
    • psychological theories

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thrust

  • noun the force used in pushing
    push.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines
  • noun a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument
    knife thrust; stab.
    • one strong stab to the heart killed him

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ridiculer

  • noun a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm
    ironist; satirist.

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iconoclast

  • noun a destroyer of images used in religious worship
    image breaker.
  • noun someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions

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plug-ugly

  • noun someone who bullies weaker people
    tough guy.

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litigiousness

  • noun a quarrelsome disposition to engage in or carry on lawsuits
    • charges of litigiousness and widespread perjury

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circumvent

  • verb surround so as to force to give up
    beleaguer; hem in; surround; besiege.
    • The Turks besieged Vienna
  • verb beat through cleverness and wit
    outsmart; beat; overreach; outwit; outfox.
    • I beat the traffic
    • She outfoxed her competitors

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peevishness

  • noun an irritable petulant feeling
    irritability; choler; crossness; fretfulness; petulance; fussiness.
  • noun a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
    irritability; biliousness; pettishness; surliness; snappishness; temper.
    • his temper was well known to all his employees

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grumbler

  • noun a person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining
    squawker; moaner; sniveller; crybaby; complainer; whiner; bellyacher.

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head-on

  • adjective satellite characterized by direct opposition
    • a head-on confrontation
  • adjective satellite meeting front to front
    frontal.
    • a frontal attack
    • a head-on collision

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devastation

  • noun the state of being decayed or destroyed
    desolation.
  • noun the feeling of being confounded or overwhelmed
    • her departure left him in utter devastation

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sexual

  • adjective of or relating to or characterized by sexuality
    • sexual orientation
    • sexual distinctions
  • adjective having or involving sex
    • sexual reproduction
    • sexual spores

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aegypiidae

  • noun in some classifications considered the family comprising the Old World vultures which are more often included in the family Accipitridae
    family Aegypiidae.

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trench_warfare

  • noun a struggle (usually prolonged) between competing entities in which neither side is able to win
    • the hope that his superior campaigning skills would make a difference evaporated in the realization that electioneering had become a form of trench warfare
  • noun a type of armed combat in which the opposing troops fight from trenches that face each other
    • instead of the war ending quickly, it became bogged down in trench warfare

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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slaughterer

  • noun a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market
    butcher.

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negative

  • noun a reply of denial
    • he answered in the negative
  • noun a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed

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warning_signal

  • noun an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
    alarm; alarum; alert.

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insult

  • noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    revilement; abuse; vilification; contumely.
    • when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse
    • they yelled insults at the visiting team
  • noun a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    affront.
    • turning his back on me was a deliberate insult

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call

  • noun a telephone connection
    telephone call; phone call.
    • she reported several anonymous calls
    • he placed a phone call to London
    • he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call
  • noun a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
    • he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call

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calm

  • noun steadiness of mind under stress
    equanimity; calmness; composure.
    • he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity
  • noun wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
    calm air.

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spike

  • noun a transient variation in voltage or current
  • noun sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes
    • spikes provide greater traction

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strike

  • noun a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    work stoppage.
    • the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled
  • noun an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
    • the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn

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torment

  • noun unbearable physical pain
    torture.
  • noun extreme mental distress
    anguish; torture.

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narrow_escape

  • noun something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
    squeak; close shave; close call; squeaker.

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assessment

  • noun the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
    appraisal.
  • noun an amount determined as payable
    • the assessment for repairs outraged the club's membership

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rankle

  • verb gnaw into; make resentful or angry
    grate; fret; eat into.
    • The injustice rankled her
    • his resentment festered

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barbarous

  • adjective satellite (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    savage; vicious; brutal; cruel; fell; roughshod.
    • a barbarous crime
    • brutal beatings
    • cruel tortures
    • Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks
    • a savage slap
    • vicious kicks
  • adjective satellite primitive in customs and culture

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withholder

  • noun a person who refrains from granting
    • a withholder of payments
  • noun a person who restrains or checks or holds back

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expose

  • noun the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
    unmasking.
    • he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government
  • verb expose or make accessible to some action or influence
    • Expose your students to art
    • expose the blanket to sunshine

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malicious_mischief

  • noun willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others
    vandalism; hooliganism.

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hurt

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    harm; injury; trauma.
  • noun psychological suffering
    suffering; distress.
    • the death of his wife caused him great distress

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reassail

  • verb assail again
    • Her old fears reassailed her

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disruption

  • noun an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
    break; interruption; gap.
    • it was presented without commercial breaks
    • there was a gap in his account
  • noun a disorderly outburst or tumult
    to-do; disturbance; hurly burly; kerfuffle; commotion; hoo-ha; hoo-hah; flutter.
    • they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused

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frenzy

  • noun state of violent mental agitation
    fury; delirium; craze; hysteria.

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tying

  • noun the act of tying or binding things together
    ligature.
  • verb fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
    tie; bind.
    • They tied their victim to the chair

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hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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raillery

  • noun light teasing repartee
    banter; give-and-take; backchat.

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flood_control

  • noun (engineering) the art or technique of trying to control rivers with dams etc in order to minimize the occurrence of floods

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shoot

  • noun a new branch
  • noun the act of shooting at targets
    • they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

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